Saturday, June 30, 2012

Pinwheel card

I made this card at my upline's monthly club.  She has the coolest decorated studio.  I'm really into pinwheels lately.  This one is 4" x 4" and made with SU Polka Dot Parade DSP. I just love that paper pack.  The tiny pinwheel is a stamp from the Hostess set Happy You.  I really like the new 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon.  It's so nice to have markings on both sides of the ribbon so I don't have to struggle making my bows look good on both sides.

Pinwheel Basket

I got the idea for this cute basket from Vicki on Stamping 411.  All the DSP is from SU BIG TOP.  I used two 3" x 9" inch strips of the striped paper scored at 3" and 6" and tied on each corner with twine.  The pinwheels are 3" x 3" and hot glued on 6" dowels that I painted red, blue and yellow and stuck in a styrofoam ball.  I used SU retired star die to make the stars that I ran through the Big Shot using the Polka Dots folder.  I'm taking this basket to a 4th of July party for a thank you hostess gift.  I think she'll like it.